Rotary Environment 1090 - Magazine - Page 41
ar too many people just throw or drop their
rubbish – Bin it or Take it home.
emember ‘You’ bought the snack, ‘You’ own the
pack’. ‘Don’t chuck it bin it’.
ere are just a few known facts about plastic.
Most plastics will take hundreds of years to fully
Plastic breaks down into very small particles called
micro plastics - 3mm or smaller.
Micro plastics get into our drinking water and are
absorbed in the food we eat.
Car tyres are made of a form of plastic, not rubber as
we all thought, and the debris washes into the water
table and into our rivers.
Many domestic products like washing powder and
suncream contain plasticisers - plastic
Many people think we injest up to 2kg of plastic per
year and it goes on………
Unfortunatly micro plastics get absorbed by our
organs and we are not really sure what damage they
might be causing.